These 1841 land plats and the state grants that followed were a result of the Catawba Indian tribe's 1840 treaty with the state of South Carolina. Indian lands which had been leased to white settlers were to be granted to the lease holders.
Jane R.'s husband James Simril "Jr.", born 1776, was 65 years old in 1841. His son-in-law James Barry Simril and Violet D. Simril were only married 11 years in 1841. Their daughter Mollie married Major Brown Garrison in 1866 in York County, SC. James B., Violet D., and family moved to Ouachita Co., Arkansas, in 1871. But in 1880 the family were living in Warren, Bradley Co., AR. Sometime between 1880 and 1885, there was a move to Texas.
Allison Creek Church, Register of Elders: "James Simril, ordained Feb'y 4th 1854, Dismissed or ceased to act: Dec'r 17th 1871 - Died in Texas" Register of Communicants, Feb 4, 1854 -"Dism'd to Ouachita Presb. Dec 1871" Source: Minutes of the Session of the Presbyterian Church: Allison Creek, Bethel Presbytery, 1835-1953: The Church Register of the Presbyterian Church, organized February 4, 1854.